Camilla Parker Bowles has given her first interview on life in the Royal Family. She revealed that her strong character and positive attitude kept her going all along. Duchess of Cornwall talks openly about the difficulties she faced when she married Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Cornwall also spoke about her idyllic upbringing and happy family life, which stood her in good stead for a life with the Royals. She told that the public began to warm to her after the death of Princess Diana.
Duchess Camilla also told how she manages to keep up with her busy schedule of royal visits and engagements. The Duchess explained that “Sometimes you get up in the morning and think you can’t do it, and you just have to. The minute you stop, it’s like a balloon, you run out of puff, you sort of collapse in a heap. I think you live on adrenaline”. Camilla revealed that the key to keeping up with her full diary is to stay positive and to ‘just get on with it’.
CHALLENGES IN THE FAMILY.
She also spoke on a personal level. Duchess Camilla discussed the difficulties she faced when she and Prince Charles became a couple for the second time. They first dated in the early seventies after meeting at a polo match. Suddenly Prince Charles was then called away on naval duties overseas. Duchess Camilla then went on to marry Andrew Parker Bowles. Rekindling their relationship was a challenge, however, as the public were initially hostile about the union.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla got married in 2005. Camilla told that for a year she was housebound and avoided the press. She said: “I couldn’t really go anywhere. It was a deeply obnoxious time and I wouldn’t want to put my worst enemy through it”. Camilla said that her strong character and happy upbringing saw her through the tough times.